Taken Out To Sea: Fishermen’s Photography

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is pleased to announce the opening of Taken Out to Sea: Fishermen’s Photography. An opening reception will take place on June 8, 2017 at 7:30 during AHA and will run until July 30, 2017.  This exhibit provides fishermen with an opportunity to share their world.

Commercial fishermen venture off-shore where very few of us will ever go. They experience the beauty of sunrises and sunsets at sea, encounter marine life only seen by most in aquariums, and endure the power of nature at its worst.

While they can describe all they see, words do not always have the same power as an image.  For many years, fishermen could not truly share their world with their loved ones at home. With the advance of camera technology, fishermen can capture and share images. Come see their photographs as they take us out to sea.

The exhibit is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and  is presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and Community Economic Development Center.

The Center is open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 38 Bethel Street in the heart of the National Park, the Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information please contact the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center at programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894.